Walt Kindy died on Friday, April 17 at UNC Hospital after a short illness. He was 79.
The only child of Warren and Geneva (nee Hawker) Kindy of Troy Ohio, he was a retired sales representative and sports enthusiast. He attended Troy High School and Wittenberg University in Springfield Ohio, where he studied Mathematics and PE, played basketball, was a member of Beta Theta Pi, and he and his bulldog Disha were campus fixtures. He met Jean (Miller) his wife of 43 years when he attended graduate school at Ohio University in Athens Ohio. Walt taught briefly at Vandalia High school before joining NCR in Dayton Ohio, where he worked until moving to Chapel Hill in 1988. After retiring in 1990, he devoted himself to his passions - his family and sports. Walt made many friends and touched innumerable lives. An avid golfer he played with the Senior Men’s Golf Association at the Chapel Hill Country Club.. An avid sports fan he was a member of the Rams club for over 20 years. As a coach he assisted with youth basketball, and as a mentor he volunteered his time to the Blue Ribbon mentor-advocate program of Chapel Hill / Carrboro school district. He was preceded in death by Jean in 2001. He is survived by his three daughters, Robin Little (Lago Vista, TX), Amy Wells (Seattle, WA), and Mindy Sigmon (Atlanta, GA), and 8 grandchildren - Danny Little, Jamie Little (Wangler), Lindsay Wells, Abigail Sigmon, Malea Wells, Ben Sigmon, Hannah Sigmon and Drew Sigmon.
Donations in his honor may be made to the UNC Educational Foundation Scholarship Program, where Walt and Jean endowed a volleyball scholarship - 919-843-2000, or PO Box 2446 Chapel Hill NC 27515.
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